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“Sam was excellent. This is the third job he's done for me and I've been happy every time.”

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Peugeot 107 • Shock absorbers replacement - rear (pair)

18th January 2019
“Really friendly guy, fixed the issue quickly and efficiently and then showed me where the fault was and what that meant to my car. Gave me a recommendation for something to look at going forward as my old beaten up car is in need of some TLC.”

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“Shahid was excellent in terms of his speed/quality of work, and also his communication and friendliness too. He explained what he had done, what the issues were with the previous parts.

He also arrived early (after asking if he could do so) which freed up my afternoon also.


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11th February 2019
“Shahid was amazing, friendly and approachable with great knowledge. He was also kind enough to answer questions I had about the engine too. Great guy.”

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Roberts Mobile Mechanic

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“Stephen is a very skilled and experienced mechanic. He arrived on time and replaced the rear absorbers of my car in minutes (that nasty bolt was not enough to beat him). I would highly recommend him.”

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10th May 2019
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17th June 2019
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Luke Wilberforce Mobile Mechanic

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“Luke was great he called me first to inform me when he would arrive he was extremely efficient got straight on with the job i was on a time limit as my father lives in Kent 230 miles away he has terminal cancer it was important i got there as quick as possible I just want to thank Luke for his friendly quick service.”

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“Luke was great. Kept in communication before and after work was completed. Brilliant job. Highly recommended”

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Want to learn more about Shock Absorber replacements?

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What does a Shock Absorber do?

The shock absorber is a component of the suspension system that evens out the irregularities of the road surface the car navigates. It is mounted on one side to the car's chassis or body and on the other to one of the wheel's wishbones.

Essentially, the shock absorber consists of a tube filled with gas or oil that is compressed by a piston. It essentially dissipates the kinetic energy generated by the road.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Shock Absorber?

  • When the car bounces on excessively after driving over a hump or similar.
  • When the car feels unstable going through corners or rough services.
  • When the impact of navigating over humps is harder than normal.
  • When there is a puddle of oil-like fluid underneath the car near a wheel.
  • When the tyres lose touch with the ground after a shock absorption.

When should you consider a Shock Absorber replacement?

Over time, a shock absorber's condition can deteriorate due to the fact that it is in constant use when the car is driven. Eventually, it can be that fluid or gas starts to leak out of the shock absorber which can, for example, be due to a leaking valve inside. A bad shock absorber will cause an unstable ride, through corners.

Equally, it can be that the car rocks excessively when going over humps or when stopping the car, bouncing for a prolonged period after the actual shock absorption.

Issues with the shock absorbers that are not addressed can lead to a variety of other, more expensive, issues; among which is excessive tyre wear. It is therefore important to address issues with the shock absorber timely and professionally to ensure an optimal ride and prevent further damage.

Should you experience problems with a shock absorber then it is advisable to have the system inspected and, if necessary, have the bad shock absorber replaced. Always service the shock absorbers as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What happens during a Shock Absorber replacement?

  • The mechanic will test drive the car to establish the possible cause of the problem.
  • The mechanic will inspect the suspension system and shock absorbers in detail.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the worn or broken shock absorber.
  • The mechanic will advise if other components need to be replaced.
  • The mechanic will check the suspension again and test drive the car.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will make adjustments.

How much does a Shock Absorber Replacement cost?

The cost of a shock absorber replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your shock absorber replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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49 manufacturers for Shock Absorber Replacement

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Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £163 - £319

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 628

£300

£221 - £369

£324 - £547

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Audi

Parts costs: £144 - £252

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 4778

£273

£217 - £311

£361 - £512

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Austin

Parts costs: £109 - £130

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 10

£154

£143 - £143

£199 - £199

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Bentley

Parts costs: £220 - £264

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 11

£332

£314 - £315

£452 - £453

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BMW

Parts costs: £146 - £300

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 8572

£319

£228 - £381

£412 - £679

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Cadillac

Parts costs: £261 - £313

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2

£348

£342 - £342

£474 - £474

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £195 - £380

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 283

£332

£253 - £389

£350 - £523

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £151 - £261

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 323

£215

£179 - £275

£241 - £383

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Citroen

Parts costs: £118 - £248

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 2569

£257

£183 - £312

£260 - £439

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Dacia

Parts costs: £174 - £255

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 39

£240

£223 - £263

£306 - £356

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £154 - £188

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 20

£229

£227 - £230

£330 - £333

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £195 - £340

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 32

£303

£245 - £341

£333 - £456

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Daimler

Parts costs: £293 - £352

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 3

£385

£364 - £364

£493 - £493

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Dodge

Parts costs: £268 - £339

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 19

£351

£339 - £357

£463 - £488

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Ferrari

Parts costs: £257 - £308

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1

£359

£343 - £343

£480 - £480

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Fiat

Parts costs: £134 - £217

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 3893

£211

£180 - £244

£238 - £323

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Ford

Parts costs: £124 - £227

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 10499

£222

£169 - £254

£228 - £342

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Honda

Parts costs: £224 - £368

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 3267

£361

£295 - £408

£405 - £563

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £173 - £369

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 684

£322

£216 - £377

£284 - £494

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Isuzu

Parts costs: £204 - £289

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 29

£250

£228 - £270

£292 - £348

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Iveco

Parts costs: £203 - £344

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 22

£284

£240 - £329

£317 - £429

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £243 - £502

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1116

£412

£278 - £509

£385 - £745

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Jeep

Parts costs: £140 - £319

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 298

£261

£165 - £321

£221 - £436

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Kia

Parts costs: £148 - £292

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 537

£245

£187 - £300

£247 - £392

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £171 - £592

Labour time: 0-3 hours

# of quotes: 1736

£413

£221 - £614

£327 - £889

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LDV

Parts costs: £214 - £257

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 130

£245

£248 - £248

£323 - £323

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Lexus

Parts costs: £228 - £730

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 381

£486

£297 - £701

£457 - £975

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Mazda

Parts costs: £131 - £269

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1433

£223

£162 - £279

£218 - £375

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £161 - £351

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 2739

£378

£218 - £413

£346 - £673

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MG

Parts costs: £140 - £399

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 52

£263

£183 - £382

£254 - £498

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MINI

Parts costs: £139 - £253

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1205

£251

£194 - £277

£319 - £436

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £159 - £251

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 516

£241

£204 - £274

£275 - £371

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Nissan

Parts costs: £153 - £357

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1269

£293

£195 - £373

£261 - £496

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £104 - £217

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 3111

£226

£164 - £273

£241 - £394

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Peugeot Talbot

Parts costs: £170 - £205

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 4

£231

£216 - £216

£292 - £292

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Porsche

Parts costs: £480 - £939

Labour time: 2-4 hours

# of quotes: 75

£858

£622 - £976

£859 - £1325

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Renault

Parts costs: £118 - £228

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 3249

£226

£170 - £261

£235 - £356

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Rover

Parts costs: £141 - £234

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 253

£261

£220 - £281

£326 - £405

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Saab

Parts costs: £181 - £321

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 806

£277

£223 - £319

£300 - £423

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SEAT

Parts costs: £119 - £209

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2171

£225

£180 - £255

£259 - £363

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Skoda

Parts costs: £108 - £214

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1570

£233

£170 - £270

£246 - £387

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Smart

Parts costs: £107 - £229

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 148

£215

£150 - £274

£213 - £395

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Ssangyong

Parts costs: £206 - £247

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 19

£274

£268 - £268

£371 - £371

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Subaru

Parts costs: £217 - £386

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 150

£371

£281 - £399

£381 - £532

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £159 - £275

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 359

£236

£196 - £282

£251 - £361

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Toyota

Parts costs: £146 - £283

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 1877

£278

£202 - £337

£283 - £477

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £128 - £238

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 8154

£223

£166 - £253

£220 - £335

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £128 - £224

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 10247

£242

£193 - £271

£297 - £410

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Volvo

Parts costs: £155 - £316

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1533

£291

£208 - £345

£307 - £502

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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a shock absorber replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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Recent Shock Absorber replacement quotes

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£178.46

Front shock absorber replacement

Citroen Berlingo/Berlingo First I/II 1.9L 1998 07
Sutton Coldfield
£204.39

Front shock absorber replacement

BMW 6 Series 635d 3.0L 2008
Polegate
£161.52

Front shock absorber forks (both) replacement

Ford Fiesta TDCi 1.4L 2007
Bridgend
£156.57

Front shock absorbers (pair) replacement

Volvo XC60 D5 2.4L 2011 13
Newton Stewart